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Find out about events; art and exhibitions; children’s activities and family fun; community and special events; walks and tours taking place in the City of London. Also its green spaces, libraries and at the London Metropolitan Archives.

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  1. Title:
    Standing trial at the 19th Century Old Bailey
    Date:
    27/02/2018 - 27/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We know a tremendous amount about trials held at the Old Bailey in the 19th century. Exploring this knowledge places flesh on dead bones, puts words in dead mouths, and helps us understand that most dramatic moment when a defendant emerged from the cells to a trial that could lead to exile, death or imprisonment. Speaker: Tim Hitchcock.
  2. Title:
    Down Below: London's Tunnel World
    Date:
    02/03/2018 - 02/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The Thames Tunnel opened 175 years ago in 1843. To mark this event this talk explores the tunnel world of London, the people who created them and those who work in them. There will be a display of relevant documents from the LMA collections.
  3. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    13/03/2018 - 13/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  4. Title:
    Taking Shelter
    Date:
    13/03/2018 - 13/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk explores the ways in which Londoners took shelter from air raids during WWII. Anderson, Morrison, Stanton and communal street shelters were used alongside the Underground, basements, underpasses and tunnels. Discover more about the LMA building’s role as an air raid shelter throughout the war years.
  5. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    21/03/2018 - 21/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  6. Title:
    Neighbours in her look malicious signs did see
    Date:
    10/04/2018 - 10/04/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this talk Jasmine Losasso will describe the various ways that witches appeared in pamphlets and woodcuts in the 17th century. Focusing on their physical appearance she will explore stereotypes around gender, age and sexuality.
  7. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    17/04/2018 - 17/04/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  8. Title:
    High and Higher
    Date:
    18/04/2018 - 18/04/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In 1988 work began on One Canada Square which for twenty-one years would be Britain’s tallest building until being eclipsed by the Shard. In this talk we take a long view on the desire to build higher and higher.
  9. Title:
    100 Years of the Royal Air Force
    Date:
    24/04/2018 - 24/04/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The RAF was founded in 1918, merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. Discover more about related records at LMA and what they reveal, including the experiences of WWI pilots based at Hendon and the story of Cy Grant, one of the first black pilots to serve in the RAF.
  10. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    25/04/2018 - 25/04/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  11. Title:
    Heart of Hackney Archives Session
    Date:
    27/04/2018 - 27/04/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk and document viewing explores the history of this vibrant corner of London from medieval times to the present day. We will chart its development from a rural manor to urban inner-city through documents, prints and photographs. See walk in the afternoon.
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